Kenneth “Kenny” Burgess


Kenneth “Kenny” Burgess died Feb. 9, 2017, in Hutchinson. He was born Aug. 5, 1947, in Hutchinson, to Hubert E. and L. Ruth (Boggs) Burgess.

Kenny was a lifelong resident of the Nickerson community. He is survived by: brothers, Keith and Karl; sisters, Kathleen and Karen; numerous nieces and nephews; a special friend, Arlene Haden; and a community of friends.

Kenny Burgess, longtime Chief of Reno County Fire District 3, has passed away. His funeral service will be held at the Nickerson United Methodist Church, 8200 Riverton Rd., Nickerson, KS. Service begins at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, 5905 W. 4th, Hutchinson, KS, immediately following the service.

Fire departments are encouraged to bring fire apparatus. Kenny was a member of the fire district for 45 years, including 30 years as Chief, and truly loved the fire service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Reno County Cancer Council, Hutchinson Community College Fire Science Department, or the church, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.

Bobby D. White
Public Safety Department Chair
Fire Science Coordinator
Hutchinson Community College
1300 North Plum
Hutchinson, KS 67501
phone – 620-728-4462
fax – 620-662-1090
e-mail –


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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